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Title: Complex optimization for big computational and experimental neutron datasets

Here, we present a framework to use high performance computing to determine accurate solutions to the inverse optimization problem of big experimental data against computational models. We demonstrate how image processing, mathematical regularization, and hierarchical modeling can be used to solve complex optimization problems on big data. We also demonstrate how both model and data information can be used to further increase solution accuracy of optimization by providing confidence regions for the processing and regularization algorithms. Finally, we use the framework in conjunction with the software package SIMPHONIES to analyze results from neutron scattering experiments on silicon single crystals, and refine first principles calculations to better describe the experimental data.
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  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN (United States). Dept. of Mathematics
  2. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Division
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Computer Science and Mathematics Division
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
  5. Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
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AC05-00OR22725; SC0016166; SC0001299
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Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 48; Journal ID: ISSN 0957-4484
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
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Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; image processing; inelastic neutron scattering; hierarchical optimization; mathematical regularization
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OSTI ID: 1331028